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Top 20 Cloud Companies 2014

Making cloud more mobile: Webaroo Inc.

Looking for a cloud messaging platform that enables small and large businesses to communicate with customers, then look no further than Webaroo that offers a Cloud Messaging platform for enterprises to acquires, engage and retain customers using SMS, Voice, USSD and Mobiles data solutions.Webaroo is a leading messaging company, headquartered in California, with businesses that include Cloud Messaging (GupShup) and Mobile Messenger (Teamchat). With Investors such as Charles River Ventures, Helion Venture Partners and Globespan Capital Partners, Webaroo’s Cloud Messaging business, GupShup, supports over 2.7 billion mobile interactions per month and is being used by over 72 Million users, 550 brands and 27,000 businesses to interact, engage and communicate using any mobile device.

It’s time for some Teamchat

Webaroo recently introduced a smart mobile messenger called TeamChat, catering specifically to businesses. The app facilitates enterprise-wide messaging and allow organizations to leverage analytical insights for business agility and will be able to support large groups and can be customized to suit workflows. The smart mobile messenger supports large teams, and enables clutter-free messaging that is customizable to suit a businesses’s specific needs and requirements. Available on all leading platforms, Teamchat’s Smart-forms reduce the number of messages in the stream, making the important messages standout and is accessible from all leading devices and screen sizes, giving users an enhanced experience. With apps available for IOS and Android, Teamchat works for business of any size, be it small, medium or large-scale, is usable by the entire organization be it Engineering, Sales, Service, HR, Admin, Finance or Corporate communications and any possible industry ranging from Retail to Telecom.

Let’s do some GupShup

With Unified Cloud APIs that seamlessly integrate SMS, Voice, USSD and Data messaging into business flow by managing all customer communications through a single dashboard and a highly scalable Cloud messaging platform that has delivered over 100 billion messages, Webaroo provides highly reliable cloud messaging solutions that is trusted by over 550 Brands and 27,000 Businesses. Gupshup also enables users to communicate and share their short messages, privately with friends, or publicly with others by creating or joining relevant groups and communities, and start receiving alerts and updates or indulge in zero-cost engagement via missed call service – where customers can give issue-based feedback by calling a number and hanging up, without getting into a conversation. GupShup’s Mobile Marketing, Mobile Engagement, Mobile CRM and Mobile Enterprise Communication solutions serve various small and large businesses.

Leaping forward

Today, Webaroo has grown into India’s largest mobile messaging service, reaching nearly 72 million users and has served the marketing needs of over 550 brands and 27,000 small businesses.The company has forged partnerships with key carriers includingVodaphone, Airtel, TATA, Aircel, Loop Mobile, BSNL, MTNL and Reliance Communications, and is looking forward to expand its presence globally including South Asia, Africa and Middle-East.

Knowing the Key Executives Mr Beerud Sheth: Co Founder & CEO

Mr Beerud is responsible for the overall strategy, execution and growth of Webaroo. Prior to Webaroo, he founded Elance, the world’s largest online services marketplace. He has played various leadership roles at different stages of the company’s growth, including product & business strategy, product management, marketing & business development, and remains on the board of directors. Prior to founding Elance, he also worked in the financial services industry – modeling, structuring, and trading fixed income securities and derivatives at Merrill Lynch and before that at Citicorp Securities. Holding a BSc in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal, Mr Beerud is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a holder of 2 technology patents.

Mr Ravi Sundararajan: COO

At Webaroo, Mr Ravi heads Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Business Operations and Support as well as Product Operations for its Cloud Messaging business – GupShup. Prior to Webaroo, Mr Ravi was Founder and CEO of a cloud analytics startup, and also held various senior executive roles at Symantec including leading solutions development, product management, sales and marketing for Symantec’s cloud data management and information security solutions. Before that he was General Manager of Enterprise Content Delivery and Cloud Services business at Akamai, Vice President at Palm/Handspring (now HP) and Engagement Manager at McKinsey. He has been awarded US patents for innovative cloud data management inventions and is a frequent speaker at digital industry summits. He started his career at Sun Microsystems where he was a key member of design team that built Sun’s first 64-bit server system Ultra-1 for the Internet data center and cloud computing market and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a MS in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

“A World Leader in Mobile Messaging”